Kanwall graduated in B. Arch from the School of Planning and Architecture in 1992 and completed his Masters in Urban design from the same institute in 1994. He did his first year of B.Arch. from Center of Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), at Ahmadabad. Kanwall gives credit to that first year at CEPT for helping lay a strong foundation in design concept & for developing in him a deeper understanding and appreciation of space & volume. During his first year at CEPT, he attended several talks by Prof. B.V Doshi. Sculpture artist Piraji Sagra trained Kanwall to look at objects and draw them on paper with graphite in great detail and with a lot of patience. Prof. R.J. Shaha and C.B. Shaha really helped him understand construction techniques and structural design philosophy respectively. He has always had a keen interest in understanding Vernacular Architecture in India, which was also the subject of his research report. His research study was based on how local Architecture changes, evolves and morphs as one traverses India from the North to the South and from East to the West. Kanwall also has a keen interest in the role of signage and graphics. Till the completion of B. Arch from SPA, Kanwall shared design research ideas under the guidance of Prof. Ram Sharma, Anil Laul, Satish Grover, Revathi Kamath, Rasik Behal, Kimti Lal Sharma, Dr. P.C. Jain, Prof. Manoj Mathur and Prof. Mandeep Singh.